On the western edge of the Canadian Rockies, in the East Kootenay, snowmobiling reigns. There are dozens, maybe hundreds, of places where riders can experience majestic wilderness vistas on a snowmobile. There are trails that are specially groomed for sleds, some great for beginners, and others that are more challenging for thrill seekers. Get back into the remote areas where snowmobiles can carve new tracks into the virgin snow. Whatever your passion, once you’re hooked there’s no going back.
Radium Hot Springs offers riders several trails to experience:
- Forster Creek, on the Forster Creek forest service road near Radium Hot Springs, is the most popular. It is a groomed trail leading to four meadows for powder carving and boondocking or, if you’re more adventurous, you can go further up to high alpine lakes.
- Brewer Creek trail lies 17 km south of Invermere. It is not maintained and is definitely more challenging, but the incredible meadow and high alpine-bowl scenery is well worth the experience. Avalanches are an ever-present hazard.
- Rocky Point, west of Brisco, is not maintained and is suitable for experienced riders. Access this area along is by the Bugaboo forest service road. Use extreme caution here.
- Doctor Creek is an unmaintained area near Canal Flats and features several avalanche paths along the trail so is suggested for experienced mountain riders only.
- Paradise Mine is an area that is privately maintained by Toby Creek Adventures. If you wish to visit the area, you can book a trip with them through Panorama Mountain Resort or obtain written permission.